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>> i think it would be a useful thing. something good to do. >> hand-held metal detectors will be used to scam for guns or other weapons. police say they will be used only in cases where there is probable cause. >> i think it should have been in effect from the beginning. it's an awesome idea. a lot of what is going on would be devoted -- >> the safety of our children should be the top priority everywhere. they don't hesitate to put speed cameras in front of schools, get kids are bringing hand guns to school. >> the county's new school superintendent says that although he supports security measures, he will continue to work on his old plan. >> i have not said yes or no to metal detectors.
there have been several incidents where metal detectors have been emplaced added has not produce results. >> some say may have seen results from metal detectors. >> we never had this problem and i went to a city school. >> officials say besides beef up security, they're committed to making sure teachers and administrators are trained to deal with the incidents like to have seen in recent weeks. sources tell us the eighth grade teacher who knocked the weapon out of the students had yesterday was not on campus today. what police are saying about his, let's go live now to -- >> according to the charging document, the student says he got the gun from his grandfather's home. he says the gun was loaded but the grandfathers of the gun was not loaded what it was stored. either way, he is charged as a juvenile and the granddaughter is facing charges tonight.
>> lock the weapons up. keep these weapons secure. >> the baltimore county and police chief have hit these words for parents after a 13- world oil carried a loaded gun into the metals -- into the middle school. luckily, no one was hurt, like the incident two weeks ago with the student opened fire in perry hall school. >> the most important thing is you don't store a weapon unless it is secure and loaded. >> he's a police firearms safety instructor at agrees that parents need to keep firearms well out of reach of their kids. the student at the data from under his grandfather's mattress. the student stated he had cut was got locked up that he saw his grandfather place the gun between his mattress and box spring. >> i'd never advocate you keep
any kind of firearm within reach, it's less of a mattress or under the pillow or even in a nightstand drawer. it is too easy to simply wake up from sleepot knowing whether you are awake or asleep or what is going on and reach for the firearm and try to put a deadly operation. >> he says gun owners should never store a loaded gun and use a safety device like a cable lock. >> the big thing is, you have to put the keys away with you. if you leave the keys at the house, they're going to find the keys. >> he recommends putting the gun in the save with a manual lock. at maryland law requires gun owners to keep guns secure of the reach of children. this charge is a misdemeanor,
punishable by a $1,000 fine. he >> you can see the first pictures from this -- from the scene had a vote whether u.s. support having metal detectors in schools. >> a stolen car investigation led to a police-involved shooting in baltimore county. we are told the incident started around 11:31 and officer spotted a stolen vehicle. when the officer approached, the driver took off toward the officer, forcing him to open fire. police track down the car and the suspect. the suspect is being treated for a gunshot wound to the upper body and is expected to survive. the officer has been placed on routine administrative leave. a 14-year-old accused of shooting a student on -- at perry hall high school could be released on bail tomorrow.
he is set to appear in the baltimore county circuit court. officials postponed a previous hearing. he faces 29 criminal counts back. if granted bail, that does not necessarily mean he will return to school. the policy on firearms calls for a one-year expulsion for any student found with a weapon. >> for the first time in more than three decades, u.s. ambassador has been killed in an attack on an american embassy. the assault came on the second day of protests in cairo's and there are concerns it could be tied to the september 11 anniversary. we began in cairo. >> demonstrators rose up, there are agitated and infuriated that an internet video had been posted online, even though it
has been online for some line -- for some time, ridiculing the prophet mohammad. those demonstrators scale the wall and pulled down a flight. it did not hurt anyone inside. the more we learn about it, the less like that it seems. it was a commando-style raid where militants who may have been angry about this same video clearly moved in with a military style tactic. they had rpgs and machine guns. that is the kind of thing carried out by a militant group or al qaeda. officials are looking into that right now. was it just a coincidence that the u.s. ambassador happened to be in benghazi at time of the
attack. it is clear now that these were to a very different instances, a spontaneous uprising that resulted in no casualties in cairo and the guerrilla assault in benghazi that killed the u.s. ambassador. >> u.s. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are condemning the attacks, vowing to bring justice to those involved in the killing. a group of marines has been deployed to libya. our reporter joins us now from washington. how is this situation playing out among the different parties when it comes to the presidential campaign? >> net romney inserted himself into this situation by issuing a statement last night here. he spoke about it today at a campaign event. [no audio]
he said it was akin to an apology and the obama administration is sending mixed signals to the world. that juror a strong response from the president who did respond to it directly when he made a statement at the rose garden. he says romney has a tendency to shoot first. >> the obama administration is looking into whether to this was tied to the 9/11 anniversary. >> many in the intelligence and coordinate it -- intelligence committee said this was too coordinated to be something spontaneous. but they say they don't necessarily have a motive just yet. >> has the president mentioned anything about their relationship with libya? >> he did earlier today in
condemning those attacks, that u.s. will work with the libyan government to find the killers. we have heard from libyan leader's the, the ambassador here, both of them apologized for what happened. we will bring you much more at 6:00. >> thank you. we want to go now to breaking news. we have just received word of the possible shooting. a campus lord has been sent out. >> what is going on? >> rim not sure if it is a shooting or stabbing. but police do have a description of the suspect responsible. they even have a name. it looks like this is going toward one of the local hospitals here. right now, they are in the
process of checking for the individual responsible for this event. >> it was two years ago when and 83-year-old woman in anne arundel county was raped. tonight, they're trying to figure out if the man behind the attack struck again. police say 70-year-old woman was getting dressed in her home in the 100 block of country club drive when a man burst into her room. the man ran off and was not hurt. but the incident may be linked to the incident from 2010. an elderly woman living in the same block of that street was attacked late at night by a man covering his face with a scarf. he was described as having a large build and police say he was never found. detectives are confirming they are actively investigating a
connection between the two crimes. anyone with information is urged to call this number. >> the fourth straight day of some spectacular weather in the mid atlantic as a high pressure remains strongly anchored over our region. temperatures are comfortable. you can see there is no rain around here. hardly any cloud cover to be found. temperatures at or a little below normal. 73 degrees at the coast. all away from new england into the carolinas, it is a beautiful, comfortable day. temperatures will settle back tonight. your seven-day forecast in a couple of minutes. >> the maryland live casino is officially the third largest casino in that country.
phase two is now complete, but some people who took that trip say it is a big mess. a live report at 5:30. >> a high-school junior with a promising future. police want to know who shot and killed this student as he walked to school in capitol heights. >> speed carries give the city a windfall and a city ha%y
>> we want to go back to the breaking news we told you about. we have confirmed a shooting at morgan state university. a campus alert was sent out by school officials. baltimore city police say a male was shot in the stomach. next are transporting the victim to the hospital. we're going right now to capt. retailer to see what more he might know about this. >> all we know is he was shot once in the chest. he is conscious and breathing and was transported by medics to one of the trauma centers. he was alive upon leaving this
location. city police have a description of the suspect and they have a name. we're listening to a scenario where they may end up trying to check out a possible residents or the suspect lives. >> we can stayed with the scene for just a second. they were found between the student center and a theater. police say they received a call around 4:50. when we get more details, we will bring them to leave. >> detectives in prince george's county say they are investigating the death of a high-school junior. he was gunned down while walking to school yesterday morning just before 7:00 in district heights. police say the 18-year-old was a student at central high school but his family recently moved
from anne arundel county. they're looking for witnesses. police right now have no witnesses or motive. the mother said her son has had a problem with bullying and has filed complaints with the school board. >> the speed cameras that line the streets around the town of turned out to the rainmaker for the city's treasury. you won't hear anyone at city hall apologizing. the city is spending $4 million of the camera revenue on them. >> nobody likes getting now and by the cameras. but city officials say they are doing exactly what they are designed to do. there are nearly seven dozen speed carries around the city and they're producing outsize
results. the city expected $15 million in revenue from speed camera citations. the actually received much more. >> we have a spike but it is an anomaly. >> the mayor dismissed concern about the cameras. public safety is there a purpose. >> the people who are annoyed by the people who speed. >> transportation officials said the cameras help reduce pedestrian fatalities and injuries. it higher in baltimore than anywhere else in the state. cameras do have forgiveness bell to me. >> the standard is 12 miles an hour over the speed limit. if you are in a 25 mellon our schools on and going 37, you get a ticket. >> the school's own devoted to devote more than $4 million of revenue to other traffic control projects. no city officials, they say that does not anymore cameras.
>> it is a tool we're going to keep using an not apologize for it. >> the private company gets 32.5% from the cameras. but that could change as there are new bids for the job. >> low temperatures this morning dipping to fall-like levels. 30's and '40's are on the mid- atlantic and cool and comfortable to starts this day. the skies remain clear with high pressure over us right now, keeping the skies clear. should be another beautiful night. a warm spot in frederick, most
applications are couple of degrees cooler than that. eastern shore feeling pretty good. in ocean city, it is now 72 degrees. the coolest spot far in the valleys and we will drop to about 48 degrees. 61 near the inner harbor. the area of high pressure is close to us and drifting out to sea. as a gets off the coast, that will bring some moisture in and it will be a little more humid. add some moisture to the atmosphere and a lift from this front and there will be at least a slight chance for an evening thunderstorm on friday. is it will be in time to give us a nice weekend. 53 in denver, but in the highest elevations, it is snowing.
a coating of snow on pikes peak in colorado. it is starting to snow in the mountains. clear skies tonight and sunny skies tomorrow. subtle changes with the front coming in bringing a chance of a thunderstorm into the mountains. that starts to dry up with spotty showers along the front as it moves into the mountains friday night. the good news is it keeps moving that by saturday, the skies are clearing. 79 to 84 tomorrow. it will be just a little bit above normal thanks to the southeast breeze. light winds and low waves tomorrow. a sunny day on thursday with a chance for a thunderstorm on friday afternoon. the eastern shore locations will see a little bit more humid tomorrow.
temperatures in the upper 70's. the seven-day forecast have temperatures in the '80s. a slight chance of a storm on friday and a nice looking weekend. >> officials are calling at 2012 the deadliest year for west nile virus in u.s. history. now the state is giving as a closer look at where infections are occurring. we will run down the numbers for you. >> first, is the deadliest street in baltimore and is not based on violence. based on violence. what
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>> right now, you are looking at one of the deadliest stretches of road in the baltimore area. liberty heights avenue is one of the most deadly as places for people to walk in the city. also on the list is 33rd near st. paul. during a three-year time frame during which three people have died trend across the street and to enter 18 injuries have been
reported. traffic enforcement officials are taking action by deploying a street smart teenagers. >> let people know they should be using that crosswalk. walking when it says what and stopping when it says stop and watching out for cars travelling faster than the normal speed. >> officials say there have been more than 30 pedestrians killed in accidents. the best line of defense is to pay attention. the program will target high- crash locations in baltimore and anne arundel counties. >> state officials tell us that three people have been hospitalized after eating tainted cheese. forever cheese inc. is recalling its brand because of a possible contamination.
look out for the lot and a production code on your screen. the maryland department of health and mental hygiene is advising you not to eat it and avoid anything that has come into contact with the cheese. the illness is treatable with antibiotics. the last mile virus has been fairly prevalent this year and now we are getting a good look at part numbers. the state reports that so far, it has seen 25 official cases, including two deaths and it is widespread, affecting 13 counties. only adults have been infected as far as we know. the number will continue to rise through october but it appears the onus has peaked. to prevent catching it, use bug repellent and cover your arms and legs and get rid of standing water around your yard. not a new food item --
mcdonald's is adding calories to its menus in all its restaurants, making that move had a regulation that will require major chains to post that information as soon as next year. the calorie information is required on -- in other cities. >> no more million dollars government sponsored conferences. a report from washington. >> grand reopening of the america -- of the maryland live casino goes of anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies.
>> live, local, late breaking-- this is wbal 11 news at 5:00. >> we want to go back to the breaking news we brought you at the top of the hour. >> let's go back to capt. roy taylor. have we been able to confirm any information not the victim and whether the person is a student there? -- the victimw that was shot was shot once in the chest and transported to a trauma center. we were able to listen and it
seemed to be somewhat stable condition upon leaving here. they are not sure if he might have run into one of the rooms. we have seen a couple of officers coincide with bunkers to protect themselves. we are looking to see if the suspect is on campus. they do know the suspect name and they do have a good description of him. they have an excellent direction of travel after the incident took place. if you are trying to get to morgan state, please be aware that they have blocked off some of the road. they want to make sure the individual does not leave campus if he is still on campus. there seems to be a lot of activity going on and campus and city police are on the scene. >> thank you.
we do know at this point there was a single shooter involved. we still have not been able to confirm whether the male who was shot was a student. that has not been confirmed. the victim has been taken to the hospital. the campus is on walked down and many messages from people on twittered. it was a lot of misinformation early in the story. it was breaking there was a stabbing that happened. it was most definitely a shooting. the person has been taken to hospital. >> as we get more information, we will pass it along. it was a grand opening of the maryland casino. areas under construction were opened, clearing the way for more slots. but it was all smiles from those who had to drive around the facility. >> let's go live now to the
casino for more. i heard it took you two hours to get there. >> it did. major traffic. talk about this grant reopening. we're standing here in front of one of the areas that was reopened, the main entrance to the casino. they used to go to the side but now they're going to this beautiful main entrance. but because of the reopening and a special promotion they issued a over e-mail, it jammed that traffic all over the area. a huge event and that presented problems for gamblers inside the casino. >> we had the ravens of victory and we had the orioles in first place and now maryland lies. it doesn't get any better. >> a lot of excitement as maryland live is now a fully functioning casino entertainment complex. more than a thousand new slot machines were put into place
along with a high level is slot room. >> i like to walk around and observe everything. it's nice. >> it is hard to get on certain machines, but -- i can't tell you -- all of my relatives will be asking for money. >> others were quite upset. maryland live was actually running a promotion in conjunction with the second grand opening. players on the mailing list were eligible for $100 and free slots play. the promotion was so popular that backed up traffic for miles from the facility. it took us more than two hours to get to the facility from baltimore. >> and they give you a business card to e-mail someone.
we brought four buses from virginia and i don't think we will ever bring them back again. >> then there is the looming question saddam, which if approved by a voters would bring in table games. we asked about question 7 and he said that the company is not getting involved for the time being. >> today is a day of celebration for us. we have not been involved. >> casino representatives telos that the traffic volume was highly unusual and they don't anticipate anything like it in the future. in the meantime, maryland live casino is the third largest casino in that country. 4750 slot machines and electronic table games.
>> here is a look at some of our other top stories. a 13-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile for carrying a gun into the middle school on tuesday. but officials are still wondering how he is able to maintain the gun and the first place. the boy said the weapons belonged to his grandfather and that was already loaded. the grandfather says it was already not -- said it was not. he's charged with the misdemeanor, accused of not properly storing a loaded gun. ambassador and three other officials died last night in a fiery attack by militant mob at the consulate in benghazi, libya. this was the same day another protest broke out in egypt over a movie that mocked his long pause profit.
>> on capitol hill, legislation capping the amount agencies can spend on conferences moves to the senate. comes five months after a pricey las vegas conference organized by the general service administration ought -- sparked absolute outrage. let's go to washington for the latest. >> a senate committee grilled the acting administrator of his efforts to overhaul the agency and rein in spending. budget watchers call that government spending gone wild. the 2010 conference included luxury las vegas accommodations, pricey dinners and employee rap videos mocking the agency's overspending ways. taxpayers picked up the $800,000 tab. >> it had become an agency out of control. >> a senate committee wants to know what has been done since the scandal broke to rein in the
waste. >> the time for patiently hoping for better days is over. >> the acting administrator says he canceled 47 convert -- 47 conferences, impose a hiring freeze and slashed bonuses by 85%. >> listen, this is going to be something for exemplary, extremely justifiable act that frankly, the test is going to be can i explain it at a senate hearing? >> he says he's now looking into spending on other conferences dating back to late 2010. >> we are identifying high-risk conferences, conferences where the price per attendee is over the average price for attendees. >> details will not be a available until the probe is complete. >> the bill is passed.
>> house passed a bill to cap spending at $500,000 per conference trade agencies wanting to receive that amount would need congressional approval. the bill passed with one no vote. a democratic congressman says government employees can learn a lot from conferences and spending on them should not be restricted. >> thank you. you see the reminders from this time every year -- remember to stop for school buses. >> one driver in cleveland must have missed the message. but she did to avoid this bus and the punishment she now faces. >> de d high-speed chase a turns into payday for some people in los angeles. we will tell you how this pursue that people running into the street collecting cash. >> we're continuing to follow the breaking news from morgan state university. we are heading there to get the we are heading there to get the
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see to believe. to bank robbers were fleeing when they started throwing cash out of their suv windows during chase to draw people into the streets. the track and of being blocked by traffic and stressed that these were able to pull out. but at one point, the large crowd surrounded the scene and officers at its appliance to move people back. it all began with a four-man committee an armed robbery. the other two are still at large. >> a reminder that this is not the way to pass a bus filled with kids -- look at the deal of the ohio driver who did not feel like waiting. she just goes up on to the sidewalk and continues down the road. the only hitch is police were waiting. the woman was siding for not stopping for the bus. she could have been cited for a lot more. when she asked why it -- when asked why she did, she says she
was late and a bust always takes a long time of stock. >> which means she has probably done that before. >> and driving while stupid. >> we continue our coverage of the breaking news we have been folly since the top of the hour -- a shooting at morgan state university on campus. >> we have a crew headed there. the very latest, coming up. >> it rumors shift to reality in san francisco -- the new
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services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. >> we want to bring you up-to- date on some breaking news we have been talking about throughout the hour. capt. retailer remains above the scene where a male has been shot. >> the campus is still in lockdown. they are looking for a black male with a faded hair cut. the alleged shooter is still at large. we cannot confirm whether the victim or suspect our students. campus police are on the scene.
>> we hope you will stay with us for all of the late breaking developments at morgan state university. we will continue to bring you the latest on that situation. another danger is roadway in las vegas -- heavy rains turned the streets into virtual reversed on tuesday. this is what it looked like at that middle of a busy intersection. helicopter crews and firefighters had to rescue more than 20 people because of the rising flood waters. the flood water for several feet high in some areas. power was knocked out to thousands of customers for nearly two hours. >> fast-moving thunderstorms dropped heavy rain in utah on tuesday, causing a breach in the retention basins. within moments, floodwaters tore through a dike that holds back a retention pond, sending a surge of water into santa clara. many residents did not even have time to evacuate ahead of the
gushing waters. dozens of homes and businesses suffered major damage. many are calling a flood of on real. -- calling the flood of unreal. >> a cool morning and a comfortable 53. at 79 in the afternoon, that is average. the first time since june 3 that we have had an average high below 80 degrees. from here on out, all the normal highs are in the '70s or cooler as we head toward the fall. another gorgeous night tonight with high-pressure sending temperatures and to the low 60s downtown. a beautiful bit of the late summer weather. that frog will likely arrived sometime on friday evening and pushed the area, and hopefully clearing things out for the
upcoming weekend. tomorrow, light winds at 5 to 10 miles an hour. we'll see that chance of a thunderstorm and sunny to partly cloudy with highs in the '70s. a better chance for showers on monday and tuesday. >> in going back to breaking news where there is a report of a shooting. let's go back to capt. right taylor above the scene there. >> we can tell you the baltimore city police have requested the crime lab to respond to this location to deal with the investigation. they're still checking out rooms adjacent to where the shooting took place on campus. if you are waiting for someone to come home, be advised that city police have shot down access to people leaving the campus. it may be some time before
police opened roadways here. they do have a name of the individual and a good description of it. the investigation continues, so as we get information, we will update you. >> you mentioned that police are searching some rooms. do we have any idea at this point whether the shooter is still on campus or if that person was able to leave before they shut things out? >> the original information city police got was that the suspect ran from campus and was found behind a shopping center in a neighborhood. but then someone told police something different and that is why they are checking out this one building here. they want to make sure it is clear. its attached to a parking garage. people are running into a debt and because they have shut down
at stadium way. people trying to leave there are unable to do so and that is causing some what of that issue. the only thing that looks normal is that the football team is still in practice. other than that, everything is on lock down. >> they are not doing a full- scale, room to room search? >> just this one building has piqued their interest. police have received some type of information they want to check out. they're not going to open the stadium way. >> you have a great advantage point. do you see any movement on campus besides that of police? >> the football team is practicing a around the football team.
the campus in itself, where everything is going, police have set up a barricade with crime scene tape. they're not allowing people to enter the area they are concerned about. once you get past that, everything seems fine, but their focus is on one building here and the parking garage. they're not allowing anyone to leave campus by car. >> thank you very much. a shooting at morgan state university. we will bring you updates as soon as we get more information. >> coming up, the latest attacks in libya take the lives of four people, including ambassador christopher stevens. >> we will have the latest from our washington bureau at 6:00.
>> a surprise of a lifetime for a paralympist. >> his fellow students showed him just how proud they of his accomplishments. >> how do you look back and classmates and not only competed in london but also to come the top honors -- a gold medal? >> you throw him a surprise patriotic homecoming. >> its crumbling to know him and be his friend. we wanted to make him feel special. >> he felt like a big winner on
this day. not only did he get to travel and patriotic style, he was greeted by hundreds of his classmates. they lined up waving american flags and cheering for him. and shaking them down. heroes' welcome indeed. >> this is overwhelming. i didn't expect it but i really appreciate it. >> he has cerebral palsy and trains at the north baltimore swim come out -- swim club, the same club as michael phelps, returns as a gold medalist in the 400 meter freestyle event. but the road was not without challenges. just a few weeks before the game, he lost his best friend and swimming partner. >> i want to make it as painless
as possible. it was hard. even in london, you still miss them. >> i'm so happy for him. >> he not only is spearheaded the surprise at gathering, but he is his brother. all three boys have been friends for years and were even swim partners. when he dedicated his quest to the gold medal and fallen best friend, he was simply moved. >> i tried to honor him in any way i can. it is something so amazing. i'm very grateful and thankful. >> i wanted to make him proud. i think i did that. >> he plans to defend his gold medal in the next games in rio de janeiro. hise didn't just make friend proud, he made all us proud.
>> here is a look at what is coming up at 6:00. >> we have the latest on the deadly assault in libya, coming up in a live report. >> the very latest on metal detectors in baltimore county schools. that story coming up. >> maryland is sitting on a huge national -- huge natural gas reserve, but one group is a new drilling until studies are done. >> this is breaking news. >> we continue to follow breaking news race didn't has been shot on the campus of morgan state university. let's go right back to capt. roy taylor. >> this is after police conducted their investigation at morgan state college. but she would look like just after the shooting. after the shooting.